Police officer shot dead in Phrae

A police officer was shot dead while on duty in Phrae yesterday, Feb. 13.

The shooting occurred near the entrance to Wiang Kosai National Park in Mae Koeng, Wang Chin District at around 12:30 p.m.

The deceased officer, Ken Khodtum, 49 from Wang Chin Police Station approached a “big man” wearing military camouflage who was sitting on a bike near the entrance to the park when the man pulled out a gun and started firing.

Officer Khodtum’s partner was not injured. Three .38 bullet casings were found at the scene.

A manhunt for the suspect is currently underway.